Georgia forward Nicolas Claxton (33) reacts in the first half at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Georgia won 70-59 over the Georgia Tech

UGA’s Claxton invited to NBA draft combine

Nicolas Claxton, the 6-foot-11 slender forward, who entered the NBA draft earlier this month, has received an invitation to the NBA Draft Combine May 15-19 in Chicago. 

The sophomore led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocks.

Claxton was a bright spot in coach Tom Crean’s first season, averaging 13 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. He shot 46% from the floor but only 28% from 3-point range. He weighs 220 pounds and may need to add bulk to compete near the basket in the NBA.

The NBA Draft will be held Thursday, June 20.

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